Perfect Instant Pot Jasmine Rice “So Simple to Make”

You will see how easy it is to make perfectly cooked jasmine rice in your instant pot. Cooking rice hasn’t been easier since I bought my Instant Pot. I gave away my rice pot because the rice from the instant pot is simple and outstanding!

Instant Pot Rice
Instant Pot Cooked Rice

What? An Instant Pot? Do I really need another appliance?

I never knew how much I would like one of these Instant Pots until Someone bought it for me two years ago for Christmas. I have gotten rid of not only my rice cooker but also my slow cooker and now I only have one appliance on the counter! This is such a great investment for anyone who is not just the busy mom but could be the single person living on their own. I loved mine so much I bought my 21-year-old son an Instant Pot and he cooks in it all the time. He loves making Indian food in it. When we get together we exchange recipes. I literally use mine every day!

What is an Instant Pot?

If you have never heard of an Instant Pot, I can tell you a little bit about it. It is an electric appliance and it is a pressure cooker that has all sorts of settings on it to cook different kinds of food

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Depending on the model that you decide on there are many buttons on this counter appliance:

  • Meat/stew: Cook meat from frozen if you like and make your favourite stew or one of my favourite easy-to-make recipes is shredded beef for some amazing beef burritos.
  • Soup/Broth: ever buy a chicken from the grocery store and have the leftover carcass? Put the carcass straight into the instant pot then add some cold water and spices within you have chicken broth for your favourite soup! strain the bones and start adding veg and continue cooking for a delicious homemade soup
  • Bean/Chili: what an awesome function to have! Not only is it great for preparing beans quickly with no soaking but also making Chili. I love making Chili in the winter and this option is so quick and easy to use
  • Poultry: If you doing shredded chicken or a whole chicken this is a great option I love making steamed chicken in my instant pot it falls right off of the bone.
  • Rice: So you need a quick side, Try this option for making your rice you can add beans to this or cumin however you like it always turns out to be perfectly cooked rice.
  • Multigrain: If you would like to cook a heartier grain like wild rice, brown rice, and similar tough grains this is the best function for that. You can also use it for beans.
  • Porridge: The porridge button sets an initial cooking time and you can adjust as needed. By default, the button cooks at high pressure for different times of cooking. By default, the normal setting is for white rice, porridge/congee. The more setting is 30 minutes by default and again is used for rice porridge/ congee and with a mix of beans or various grains. The less setting is 5 minutes by default and is for cooking steel-cut or rolled oats. You have to make sure that you adjust the time as needed for your recipe and use a natural release on these types of foods because they expand.
  • Steam: Yes this setting is for cooking vegetables, fish, and seafood as well as tofu. This setting uses Low pressure, which helps avoid any overcooking the food and also means that the Instant Pot will come to pressure quicker.
  • SlowCooker: Simply amazing! The instant pot is even a slow cooker so if you like to put dinner on in the morning before you head off to work and come home to a homemade supper. The Instant Pot has this function as well.
  • Sauté: You can brown your meat on the saute mode before you slow or pressurize it or caramelize your onions or anything else you wish you can also continue to deglaze your pot after cooking or make a gravy the options are endless!
  • Yogurt: The Instant Pot acts as an incubator for the yogurt, keeping the temperature at about 110 F for several hours, this cannot be done on the stovetop pressure cooker. I also like to use this setting to proof dough one of my favourite recipes for this is this Rosemary Rustic Bread.
  • Pressure Cook: The default Instant Pot meat setting is pre-programmed to set the pot to cook at High Pressure for 35 minutes, which is suitable for dishes like beef stew or pulled pork. If you press the Meat/Stew button again, you can adjust the mode from Normal to Less or More (this simply changes the cooking time). This is the setting I use for my Instant Pot Ribs as well as my Shredded Beef Recipe:
Instant Pot Shredded Beef
Instant Pot Shredded Beef
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Instant Pot Rice

I am going to share with you the perfect instant pot rice that is so simple to make!

Instant Pot Rice
Instant Pot Rice


How do you cook rice in an Instant Pot?

So easy, Depending on how you like your rice more sticky or more fluffy of course determines how much water you add to your rice for traditional rice I always use the rule of thumb 1 cup rice to 1 1/2 cup water but because we are using the instant pot I will use less water because the steam is not escaping as the instant pot is sealed there is less evaporation of water during the cooking process. So I use about 1 1/4 cup of water to 1 cup rice but you can defiantly play around with this to your desired taste Just don’t do less than a 1 on 1 ratio.

Instant Pot Rice Recipes

Steps in making :

  • Rinse your rice underwater. I do this until the water runs clear and sometimes you can have bad pieces of rice that you can see and discard at this time. The water should run clear from your wet rice.
rinse rice in instant pot
Rinsing rice in the Instant Pot
  • Add rinsed rice and your water or you can substitute a broth for your water if you would like more flavour.
  • This next step is totally optional. I sometimes like to add beans to my rice. so I will rinse a can of black beans and then add them to the rice at this time I also add cumin sometimes. Totally depends on what cuisine you are making but you can defiantly fancy your rice up even if it’s brown rice!
  • Put Instant Pot, pot, inside your countertop appliance and secure with your lid. To make your perfectly cooked rice
  • Make sure your steam release handle is pointing sealing.
steam release handle is at sealing on instant pot
Release handle pointing to sealing on instant pot
  • Next press your Rice button if however, if you are cooking brown rice I would use the multigrain function to cook rice.
Oushing rice function on Instant Pot
Instant Pot rice program button
  • This will pre-set a time for 12 minutes for cooking rice in the instant pot
Time for rice on instant Pot
The instant Pot Pressure cooker will be set for 12 minutes
  • Once the instant pot jasmine rice is completed it will automatically keep warm at this point I like to let rest for 10 minutes for a natural release you can really go as long as you want if you just want your rice to stay warm without releasing the pressure right away.
waiting for natural release on instant pot
Resting instant pot jasmine rice for a natural release
  • Next point the release handle to venting the float valve should go down once all steam has been released.
Instant Pot in venting mode

Now it’s time to fluff rice and dish up your rice made from your instant pot.

Instant Pot Rice

Have your perfectly cooked rice from your instant pot alone or have it as a side with your favourite dish.

Instant Pot cooked Rice
Instant Pot Cooked Rice

What other kinds of instant pot rice recipes are there?

That’s completely up to you so many variations there is brown rice, fragrant white rice, long-grain white rice, wild rice, basmati rice all can be done to near perfection in the instant pot. You can even make coconut rice in the instant pot!

Is Cooked rice better in the instant pot than a rice cooker?

Yes! I have gotten rid of both of my rice cookers. I find the pressure cooker so versatile and it washes out wonderfully. The best rice is defiantly from the instant pot.

Is cooking brown rice just as easy as white rice in the Instant Pot?

Yes, it is just as easy! Although you will use a different function button for this which is called multigrain it works just as well in the instant pot to cook brown rice. The brown rice turns out wonderful in the instant pot.

How long does rice take to make Instant Pot Rice?

It should take around 12 minutes to cook and about 5 minutes to come up to the right temperature to pressure cook the rice and then about 10 minutes to naturally release so around 20 minutes to fully cook rice in the instant pot.

If you are making brown or wild rice these times may vary and be slightly more.

Do you vent or seal when cooking Instant Pot rice?

While you are cooking rice you need to have the instant pot on seal mode. This will pressure cook the rice to perfection.

What can I do with my leftover rice?

I like to make fried rice you can add garlic and ginger with fried egg and soy sauce it’s so simple and a great way to use up that leftover rice. The great thing about cooking rice in the instant pot is that you can make lots of extra for leftover rice and make creations such as this.

Fried rice made in an instant pot
Fried Rice made from Instant Pot

Perfect Instant Pot Jasmine Rice “So Simple to Make”

Recipe by Raegen BrettCourse: Instant PotCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

2

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Calories

300

kcal
Resting Time

10

minutes

You will see how easy it is to make perfectly cooked jasmine rice in your instant pot. Cooking rice hasn’t been easier since I bought my Instant Pot. I gave away my rice pot because the rice from the instant pot is simple and outstanding!

Ingredients

  • Jasmine Rice 2 cups

  • Water or broth 2 1/2 cups

Directions

  • Rinse your rice underwater. I do this until the water runs clear and sometimes you can have bad pieces of rice that you can see and discard at this time. The water should run clear from your wet rice.
  • Add rinsed rice and your water or you can substitute a broth for your water if you would like more flavour.
  • This next step is totally optional. I sometimes like to add beans to my rice. so I will rinse a can of black beans and then add them to the rice at this time I also add cumin sometimes. Totally depends on what cuisine you are making but you can defiantly fancy your rice up even if it’s brown rice!
  • Put Instant Pot, pot, inside your countertop appliance and secure with your lid. To make your perfectly cooked rice
  • Make sure your steam release handle is pointing sealing.
  • Next press your Rice button if however, if you are cooking brown rice I would use the multigrain function to cook rice.
  • This will pre-set a time for 12 minutes for cooking rice in the instant pot
  • Once the instant pot jasmine rice is completed it will automatically keep warm at this point I like to let rest for 10 minutes for a natural release you can really go as long as you want if you just want your rice to stay warm without releasing the pressure right away.
  • Next point the release handle to venting the float valve should go down once all steam has been released.
  • Fluff up your Rice and serve on its own or as a side dish. Beef on Instant Pot Rice

Recipe Video

Notes

  • I love to use this instant pot rice recipe with my shredded beef and make burritos!